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ccholz

Use of creatine

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Hello - In reading about creatine for athletes, this almost throw-away line caught my attention. I have not heard of creatine use for Parkinson's pateints. can you tell us what studies have been done, the effects, and if this is a supplment patients should consider using?

 

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Creatine might be helpful for athletes who suffer a concussion. Research with animals suggests taking creatine pre-concussion enhances recovery (6). Granted, few athletes know when they will get a concussion, but anecdotes tell us that hockey players who routinely take creatine (and have higher brain creatine status than athletes who do not take creatine) report enhanced recovery. In certain medical situations (such as muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease), creatine can also have a health-protective role.

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Creatine may have positive benefits on muscles and energy metabolism in your cells. In PD it is still not certain there is a symptomatic or a neuroprotective benefit. There is an ongoing NIH study that has to date shown the possibility it is neuroprotective or disease modifying---but we are not there yet.

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